Stramash has the experience and the flexibility (we are not tied to a centre so our courses can be anywhere in Scotland or from your school) to deliver the course you require for your pupils. Stramash outdoor learning courses provide a safe, fun and challenging environment and use experiential learning to support the personal and social development of each and every participant.
The right programme for your students (and budget!)
Over recent years we have been able to run fully funded outdoor education programmes for many schools in the Oban and more recently Fort William areas, with great thanks to The Butler Outdoor Education Fund.
These programmes delivered by our Instructors commonly feature both land and water based days, to include canoeing, gorge walking and bushcraft skills with links to the curriculum for excellence.
These programmes are run over a longer period of time (typically a year) and are individually designed around your students and the local area. This powerful place based learning can also include working towards a formal accreditation such as The John Muir or Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Regular sessions over a number of weeks or months have shown to have the most significant results and we work in partnership with schools and parents throughout; from the bespoke design of your programme to accurately measuring the impact with your pupils.
Raising Attainment for All & PEF
Scottish Government’s ‘Raising Attainment for All’ aspires to make Scotland the best place to learn, with each child enjoying an education that encourages them to be the best they can be and providing them with a full passport to future opportunity.
The Pupil Equity Fund is one way they are supporting this vision for all children across Scotland, regardless of their background of circumstances.
We are keen to work together with schools to create programmes for young people to help them achieve this aim. The Outdoors provides wonderful opportunities to support learning and development in a holistic and individual way.
For more information or to request our PEF pack and sample programmes please get in touch via the contact form below.
Benefits of learning outside the school environment.
You will be aware that teaching and learning cannot be restricted to the classroom. You want your pupils to reach their full potential, and you know that experience gained in a challenging outdoor environment stretches far beyond the academic. We build our courses around the key points laid out by the curriculum for excellence so pupils will gain experience in the following areas.
To become successful learners:
Outdoor learning develops new skills and attitudes towards learning in ways that can add value to everyday experiences in the classroom.
Outdoor learning allows pupils to develop positive attitudes and beliefs about themselves. By setting individual goals and objectives, pupils can understand their own limits and helps to build their self-esteem and confidence.
Outdoor learning will develop a positive attitude towards the environment and our responsibility for maintaining it. This will encourage social development and further community involvement.
Outdoor learning impacts positively on young people’s interpersonal and social skills, including, communication skills, group and team work.
Stramash has no operational boundary, so please contact us on 01631 566080 to discuss your schools requirements or complete the contact form below and we’ll get in touch!